“The mission of Ward Law Offices serves as a constant reminder that you don’t have to be litigious in order to be an effective advocate. The focus should be on the client, and what is ultimately best for their future.”
– Laura Poschen, Of Counsel, Ward Law Offices, LLC
When Laura Poschen was just two years old it was clear to her grandmother that Laura would be an attorney based on how passionately Laura would argue her point with her parents. For Laura, the decision to go to law school came much later, after she graduated college. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and Criminal Justice from Wichita State University in 2009. After college, Laura took a job where writing policies and procedures was a major part of her responsibilities. She knew her interest in the law wasn’t a passing phase, and decided to take a leap of faith, quit her job, and go back to school. Laura says that going to law school was one of the best decision of her life.
Laura began law school with an emphasis in criminal law, however, after her first family law class, her focus quickly shifted. She fell in love with the idea of being able to help individuals and families through one of the toughest times in their lives.
Laura received her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in 2013 ranking in the top 25% of her graduating class and being recognized as a Dean’s Scholar. Poschen was the recipient of the prestigious Dawson Scholarship. During her time at Washburn, she served as the Senior Student Editor of the Family Law Quarterly and Vice-President of Washburn Student Bar Association. She was inducted into the National Order of Scribes, an honorary organization recognizing graduating law students who excel in legal writing. The Scribes organization is a part of the American Society of Legal Writers.
Prior to joining Ward Law Offices, Laura served as an intern for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. and in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. In addition, she has experience representing clients with personal injury and workers compensation claims.
Laura’s experience in injury law is a benefit to her family law practice. “When I worked with injured individuals, I experienced firsthand how my clients were affected by the events I was helping them through. I saw how the pain was real. It wasn’t an esoteric law school exercise anymore—this was a person’s life, with real consequences. Any person going through a traumatic event, or a major change in their family, needs a compassionate, helping hand, or needs an advocate, which is what I strive to provide to my clients,” said Poschen.
“Everyone at Ward Law Offices has a profound sense of compassion and caring for our clients. Lynn Ward’s reputation precedes her, as one of the foremost attorneys in family law. I feel extremely blessed to learn from and work with such talented individuals, who have a passion for the law and are persons of integrity.”
Laura grew up in Wichita, Kansas, as the oldest of six girls. Laura and her husband, Sean, are members of West Evangelical Free where she volunteers in the children’s ministry as an Awana leader every Wednesday night. One of the highlights of her volunteer work at church is serving as teacher to her seven-year old sister, Addy.